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Book 2
Wishing to Be Near God
For the director of music. A maskil of the sons of Korah.
1As a deer thirsts for streams of water,
so I thirst for you, God.
2I thirst for the living God.
When can I go to meet with him?
3Day and night, my tears have been my food.
People are always saying,
“Where is your God?”
4When I remember these things,
I speak with a broken heart.
I used to walk with the crowd
and lead them to God’s Temple
with songs of praise.
5Why am I so sad?
Why am I so upset?
I should put my hope in God
and keep praising him,
my Savior and 6my God.
I am very sad.
So I remember you where the Jordan River begins,
near the peaks of Hermon and Mount Mizar.
7Troubles have come again and again, sounding like waterfalls.
Your waves are crashing all around me.
8The Lord shows his true love every day.
At night I have a song,
and I pray to my living God.
9I say to God, my Rock,
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why am I sad
and troubled by my enemies?”
10My enemies’ insults make me feel
as if my bones were broken.
They are always saying,
“Where is your God?”
11Why am I so sad?
Why am I so upset?
I should put my hope in God
and keep praising him,
my Savior and my God.
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